ANS: Self-Ligating Braces Offer Increased Comfort And Faster Treatment Times – Faster Braces
Self-ligating braces use brackets and wires just like traditional metal braces. However, self-ligating braces do not use traditional ligature ties or O-rings. Instead, the archwires are held in place using a special door that has an internal clip instead of an O-ring, resulting in less friction and increased comfort. Self-ligating braces can come in metal, ceramic or clear brackets, making them a great option for patients of all ages.
THE MECHANICS OF SELF-LIGATING BRACES
Unlike traditional metal braces, self-ligating braces don’t use elastic ligatures or O-ties/ rings. Instead, there is a door-clip mechanism that holds the arch wire in place. This places less friction and pressure on the teeth, making for a more comfortable experience, while still offering a high degree of reliability. Because there are no ligature ties to replace, self-ligating braces may require fewer adjustment appointments. That means less time in our office, and more time enjoying life!
SELF-LIGATING BRACKET TYPES
Passive – Passive self-ligating braces (such as the Damon Braces and Damon Clear Braces) have a set lumen size within the brackets, while the door acts like another wall within the lumen. As Our in-house super specialist Dr. Sharad Kumar M.D.S.(ORTHO), progresses through the series of wires (progressively getting larger), they fill the lumen and the teeth move to the desired locations.
Active – Active self-ligating braces generally utilize a clip as the door and is “actively” pushing on the wire once in larger wires. The progression of the wires remains the same, they just get pushed more into the bracket as the size of the wire increases.
Tie-less or self-ligating brackets are a wonderful treatment option for orthodontic patients. Our in-house super specialist Dr. Sharad Kumar M.D.S.(ORTHO), At Smile Please Super Speciality Dental Clinic (ISO 9001:2015 Certified) are happy to help you learn more about this type of treatment and determine which treatment option is right for you.
SELF-LIGATING BRACES FAQ
Do Damon Braces and Damon Clear self-ligating braces work as well as regular metal braces?
Self-ligating braces are as efficient and effective as standard metal braces. In fact, many patients who use self-ligating braces may benefit from shorter treatment times because they inherently have less friction in the overall system which can result in faster treatment times.
Are Damon Braces as noticeable as traditional metal braces?
Damon braces are smaller and less noticeable than other types of metal braces allowing for a more aesthetically pleasing experience.
Will I still need to visit Dr. Sharad at Smile Please as often as if I wore traditional metal braces?
At Smile Please Super Speciality Dental Clinic (ISO 9001:2015 Certified), we still like to see ALL of our patients every 6-8 weeks regardless of the system they’re using. These self-ligating braces, such as the Damon Braces, advocate less visits to the office because it doesn’t require changing of the O-ties that are utilized in traditional metal braces.
Please contact our practice to schedule your orthodontic consultation.
Dr. Sharad Kumar and our team are proud to offer self-ligating braces as an alternative to traditional metal braces. Ask our team if they are right for you by giving us a call at our ISO 9001:2015 Certified– Smile Please Dental Clinic.
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